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hear

 (hîr)
v. heard (hûrd), hear·ing, hears
v.tr.
1. To perceive (sound) by the ear: Can you hear the signal?
2. To learn by hearing; be told by others: I heard she got married.
3.
a. To listen to (something) attentively or in an official capacity, as in a court: heard the last witness in the afternoon.
b. To listen to and consider favorably: Lord, hear my prayer!
c. To attend or participate in: hear Mass.
v.intr.
1. To be capable of perceiving sound.
2. To receive news or information; learn: I heard about your accident.
3. To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative: I won't hear of your going!
Phrasal Verb:
hear from
1. To get a letter, telephone call, or transmitted communication from.
2. To be reprimanded by: If you don't do your homework, you're going to hear from me.
Idioms:
hear, hear
Used to express approval.
never hear the end of
To be complained to or told about (something) repeatedly or for a long time.

[Middle English hearen, Old English hīeran; see kous- in Indo-European roots.]

hear′er n.

heard

  • phoneme - A word for a hallucination in which voices are heard.
  • pig's whisper - A loud whisper, meant to be heard.
  • noises off - Sounds created offstage to be heard during a play's production; the term has been extended to mean distracting or intrusive background noise.
  • pink noise - Random white noise that has been adjusted so there is equal energy per octave and an equal amount of each signal can be heard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heard - detected or perceived by the sense of hearing; "a conversation heard through the wall"
detected - perceived or discerned; "the detected micrometeoritic material"
References in classic literature ?
All right," said the other, and went up through the trapdoor; and I heard him step across the floor overhead and put down the hay.
And so she began inquiring after her directly, saying, `I know you cannot have heard from Jane lately, because it is not her time for writing;' and when I immediately said, `But indeed we have, we had a letter this very morning,' I do not know that I ever saw any body more surprized.
But still I acknowledge that I am perplexed when I hear the voices of Thrasymachus and myriads of others dinning in my ears; and, on the other hand, I have never yet heard the superiority of justice to injustice maintained by any one in a satisfactory way.
Believe me, sir, he hath been abused, grossly abused to you; I know he hath, or you, whom I know to be all goodness and honour, would not, after the many kind and tender things I have heard you say of this poor helpless child, have so disdainfully called him fellow.
At first he rode along the line of Bagration's troops, which had not yet advanced into action but were standing motionless; then he came to the region occupied by Uvarov's cavalry and here he noticed a stir and signs of preparation for battle; having passed Uvarov's cavalry he clearly heard the sound of cannon and musketry ahead of him.
I would not even look at the report to which you allude if it was placed in my hands--I have heard more than enough already of that hideous life in the palace at Venice.
Aye, you are the chap, ain't ye, that heard the hum of the old Quakeress's knitting-needles fifty miles at sea from Nantucket; you're the chap.
After the famous gala night, she sang once at the Duchess de Zurich's; but this was the last occasion on which she was heard in private.
Many and many a person have I heard say strange things.
No one was in sight as they approached, but when they began to get nearer the house they heard queer sounds coming from it.
There was a tone in her voice that he had never heard before.
At first she heard voices calling her from the water and struggled against me who held her.